Saturday, June 28, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Colorado primary election

Low turn out was astonishing. Denver had less than 10 % of registered voters cast a ballot, disgraceful. That's 10% of registered voters and most aren't registered.

Big opportunity of the county political party that starts aggressively reaching out now in anticipation of the 2016 Colorado Caucus.

GOP Governor's race was bound to be a surprise, no matter what happened. See my comments, posted at bottom of this Denver Post editorial that's worth reading, too: 

President Eisenhower told us that in our system of government politics must be the part-time occupation of every citizen.

Let's all promise to do just a little bit more in our part-time job between now and the Colorado Caucus of 2016. You can start right now just by taking a couple of minutes to read the above editorial, reading my comment there, and then letting me know what you think, and more importantly what you are going to DO.

Me? What am I going to DO? I'm going to start by renewing my subscription to the Denver Post.

Post your comment here, or call me. (303)861-1447.

Life is short, but it's only too late if we don't start now!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Are we learning from video games?

Playing games are a good way to learn, according to this talk.

What's your opinion about this? More important, what is your experience? What games have you played that have helped you learn? What TV shows have you watched that helped you learn?

Click here for DU Video Cast:  Steven Berlin Johnson, popular science author and contributing editor to Wired magazine, discusses why every type of media is valuable to learning. Johnson contends for the notion that culture has risen to a new level of complexity versus the belief that the world is "dumbing down" because of technology and entertainment. He examines popular culture through cognitive exercise. He asks, "How does the interfaces of the web, tv, etc. that are apart of popular culture now and days compare to what it was like in 1977?" He asserts that there is a trend to more complexity and greater engagement, what he calls "The Sleeper Curve." Kids are learning despite themselves, and it provides a great opportunity. His talk highlights the benefits of games, participatory media, and books.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

How often we're talking about: liberal arts and Great Books.

"Rebecca Chopp is the best college president in America,"

"Rebecca Chopp is the best college president in America, the most effective national spokesperson among college presidents for what a liberal arts education is all about.” Shepard Ranbom, an active alumnus of Colgate University, a communications professional who specializes in education

See video below of announcement of Dr. Chopp as new Chancellor at the University of Denver.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Peyton Manning Advice to Graduating Students, advice his dad gave him.

Start a neighborhood adult learning group.

Share what you know with your neighbors, and teach what you want to know more about yourself. 

Grassroots civic education? See

Interested in business startup and small business? See 

Like good conversation about interesting, meaningful topics? See 

Call me for more info or just start a group with your neighbors. (303)861-1447